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University of Oulu
Oulun yliopisto
University of oulu.png
Latin: Universitas Ouluensis
Established 1958
Type Public
Rector Lauri Lajunen
Staff 3,000
Students 17,000
Location Oulu, Finland
65°03′33″N 025°27′58″E / 65.05917°N 25.46611°E / 65.05917; 25.46611Coordinates: 65°03′33″N 025°27′58″E / 65.05917°N 25.46611°E / 65.05917; 25.46611
Faculty of Technology in the Linnanmaa campus.
The Department of Psychiatry in Oulu University Hospital.

The University of Oulu (Finnish: Oulun yliopisto) is one of the largest universities in Finland.
It was founded on 8 July 1958. The university has around 17,000 students and 3,000 staff. It is ranked by the Shanghai Ranking Consultancy as the second best university in Finland along with the university of Turku[1].

There are three campus areas:

  • The main campus is located in Linnanmaa, about 5 kilometres (3 mi) north of Oulu city centre;
  • Faculty of Medicine has its own campus area and it is fully integrated in the city's hospital 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) from the city center, Kontinkangas, Oulu;
  • The third campus area is located in Kajaani, about 185 kilometres (115 mi) southeast of Oulu.

The University has a number of research stations and shared locations, most notably:

The University of Oulu is divided into six faculties (from the biggest to the smallest when measured by the number of students):

The University of Oulu is known among hackers as the home of the Internet Relay Chat and for the File Transfer Protocol server x2ftp, named after the basement / blast shelter area in which it was physically located. x2ftp gained its reputation among computer game developers and members of the demoscene for containing a very good archive of information pertaining to low-level graphics programming.

Notable alumni


  1. ^ "Oulun yliopisto säilytti asemansa yliopistorankingissa" (in Finnish). University of Oulu. 4 November 2009. Retrieved 16 November 2009. 

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